Heyyyyyy its August,or whats left of it anyway.
Oh how I love August and the joys & wonders August brings with her.
We get those delicious Avocado Pears along with Native Guineps in August. So what is there to complain about?
Ah, I heard some one say the heat man the heat.To me the heat is part and parcel of the whole, I say enjoy the now, winter will be here soon enough!
Speaking of Avocado and Guinep Trees and how sweet and delicious their fruit is, should not we consider that we have to care for these and other trees?
Trees need airflow, so that wind can pass easily through them,a rule of thumb is that birds should be able to fly freely though the trees. Another factor is high winds and consistent rainfall which may cause the limbs on trees to become water logged which leads to them tearing away from the trunk and entire trees coming down, ye gads, they sure would appreciate some TLC!
August in the past have been at the very heart of Hurricane season, this year is surprisingly quite on the Hurricane front, even though forecasters were calling a humdinger of a year. Hopefully we will end this year without any major storms.
Take hurricanes out of the equation, trees in urban environments are stressed to the max, what with buildings, sidewalks, lawnmowers, weedwackers, exhaust from vehicles,and as previously stated high winds.
So, if you love your trees, care for them, the returns are immense.
Until next time, love and enjoy your trees!
Do we really need more laws? We have a laws for basically everything.
So I ask the question again, do we need more laws?
My answer in a nutshell NO!
Laws should be written upon our hearts and in our minds, self regulation, write all the laws you want but until we have it in our hearts it's wasted energy.
There are laws on our books that are put in place to protect certain species of trees here in the Bahamas but hard to enforce.
I remember once being called out to give an estimate to have a variety of protected trees cut down, I informed the gentleman that he needed a permit to cut down the trees. Oh my and what lovely trees they were.
His response was " I need a permit to cut down my own trees?" He was highly upset. Now these trees was not cut down in order to build, quite the contrary, he had entire property bull dozed down that same week and the property has been empty these three years since.
So the law was not written on his heart and until we get an awareness on the importance and value of trees our words will fall on deaf ears.
Never underestimate the Power Of One! Each one of us can make a difference in this Bahama Land. So the the change we make starts with us, write this beautiful law upon your hearts that trees are valuable and we need them just as much us they need us!
What a lovely video, it speaks volumes to me.
Do we realize the important roles trees play in our lives? Now I'm not talking about the scientific data like how trees help us to breath cleaner, and how trees have a cooling effect, nor how trees increase the value of our properties.
No I want to speak today on how we incorporate trees in not only our daily lives but some of our most important life events.
Example, how often do you see wedding parties taking photos on the Cable Beach Strip, with beautiful trees in the back ground. I have had the good fortune of being present at many a photo shoot there.
What about picnics, every one scrambles to find trees to sit under, also many persons opt to have their lunch out doors and many a car can be seen parked under trees with persons eating their lunch.
So yes trees do touch our lives whether we are conscious of it or not. Trees are rooted and it is up to us to take care of them because they take such wonderful care of us.
Try becoming more aware of how beautiful they are and how if you let them how wonderfully they speak to our hearts.
I know I am a better person since I fell in love with them and trust me that was a radical change, going from a person who chopped them down on a whole sale level to becoming a tree hugger.
I will say it it a thousand times I am a Tree Hugger and proud of it. So while it is not necessary to become a tree hugger one can appreciate them for all their lovely benefits to us.
Until next time,
I can dream can't I?
When I was younger I always wondered about "those" folks who was always trying to "save" something, be it cat dog, whale or snail....ha ha, never hear about saving the snail until I heard George Carlin's little ditty.
But now I do understand that we are ALL connected, every thing here is for a reason whether we know it or not.
So my passion is the Trees, they do have a voice to those who will listen,
I will leave out all the why's and the technical info, instead enjoy Georges remix.
There were no bees, whales or snails harmed whilst writing this Blog.